Ben Whittaker, Caroline Dubois and Frazer Clarke: Olympians on Billam-Smith vs Chamberlain undercard | Boxing Information

Ben Whittaker, Caroline Dubois and Frazer Clarke: Olympians on Billam-Smith vs Chamberlain undercard | Boxing Information


3 Tokyo Olympians will be in motion on the Chris Billam-Smith vs Isaac Chamberlain undercard at the Bournemouth Intercontinental Centre on July 30, live on Sky Athletics.

Olympic silver medallist Ben Whittaker will make his hugely expected experienced debut, previous GB Boxing team captain and tremendous-heavyweight bronze medallist Frazer Clarke returns from injuries, and mounting star of the women’s activity Caroline Dubois will have her third professional combat.

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Boxer Frazer Clarke shares how his activities of doing work as a security guard ahead of turning expert reward him in the ring.

For his initial expert contest Whittaker will consider on Sunderland’s Greg O’Neill in a bout scheduled for 6 rounds.

Whittaker’s pro debut was owing to get place before this thirty day period but was postponed when demonstrate headliner Hughie Fury experienced to withdraw owing to ailment. It meant an unanticipated hold off for Whittaker.

But he informed Sky Sporting activities, “All I see it as is further weeks to master with Sugar[Hill Steward, his new trainer], added months just to get far better and fitter. You have to search at the positives.”

He has been ready a long time for this moment. Whittaker has not boxed considering that the Olympic mild-heavyweight ultimate in August of previous 12 months.

“I had my operation [on a shoulder injury], so I was obtaining around that. Then I experienced the ‘who will he indication with, when will he sign,’ so I was likely as a result of all that phase. So I signed, obtained the day, started out picking factors up. It would have been battle 7 days now and then I experienced a blip,” he stated. “That is professional boxing.”

Ben Whittaker (Photo: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER)
Ben Whittaker now has to back up the self-confidence that is been positioned in him. (Image: Lawrence Lustig/BOXXER)

Due to the fact joining Frazer Clarke and Caroline Dubois in the steady of BOXXER promoted fighters, hype has been developing all-around the gentleman from Darlaston.

“It is very good but you are unable to buy into it actually. You have obtained to back it up now,” he warned.

“It was good to get that form of treatment [from BOXXER and Sky], it reveals what variety of financial commitment they have got but it is really practically nothing if you go out there and perform like garbage. Which is why I’m placing the get the job done in.”

Heavyweight Clarke is eager to make his mark in the division. A fracture in his thumb has held him out of the ring due to the fact February, but he is back punching and keen to exhibit how substantially potential he has.

A different really profitable amateur, Dubois is only 21 and showing her talents as she adapts to the professional sport. She will box Tanzania’s Satisfied Daudi in a scheduled 6-rounder.

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Caroline Dubois makes it an extraordinary two out of two with a 49 2nd stoppage of Martina Horgasz.

“For this calendar year I just want to get used to becoming in the ring, applied to combating in a expert ring, underneath the vibrant lights in front of countless numbers of folks, in front of the cameras, currently being place less than that pressure,” she explained to Rob Tebbutt.

“Upcoming year unquestionably I want to step it up. I want to begin fighting men and women that have acquired fantastic names who are coming to earn and coming to press me again and try out and take what is actually mine. It is likely to be fascinating.

“I want to action up and see how very good I am.”

Scotland’s John Docherty, a tough-punching 12-1 mild-heavyweight, will be on the July 30 bill versus unbeaten Diego Costa.

Joe Pigford, a significant-handed tremendous-welterweight himself, will also be in action in Bournemouth as will cruiserweight Mikael Lawal, Hassan Azim, the brother of Adam Azim, and local gentleman Lee Cutler.

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Caroline Dubois, Ben Whittaker and Frazer Clarke will all be in action on July 30, live on Sky Sports
The a few Olympic crew-mates will all be in action on July 30, live and unique on Sky Sports

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